Port Coquitlam General Dentist Emergency Dental Services
Emergency Dentist Port Coquitlam – Knowing If You Need One
If you believe you have an emergency dental situation, please read this page. Once you arrive at our office (check our office hours) we will evaluate your situation and make a decision as to the best treatment options available.
What to Do: Contact our office or the emergency line. Anti inflammatories and pain killers can often partially relieve pain. However the cause of the discomfort should not be ignored, as in most cases it will worsen and need to be addressed. Prescribed or over the counter medicine is usually only an adjunct to dental treatment, and, in the majority of cases, is not the treatment itself.
Swollen Face or Soft Tissues
What to Do: Call the emergency line, or in extreme cases, call 911 or proceed to your nearest hospital.
Intruded, Loose or Displaced Tooth Due to Trauma
What to Do: Contact our office or the emergency line immediately or go to the nearest hospital or walk in emergency dental clinic. Traumatic dental injuries should always be dealt with as swiftly as possible.
With the proper emergency action, a tooth that has been knocked out or knocked loose can usually be successfully replanted. As mentioned above, timing and swift action is the key factor, as each passing minute affects the possible success of the treatment.
Avulsed/Dislodged Permanent Tooth
What to Do: If possible place back into socket immediately. If the tooth is soiled, briefly rinse with water. If you cannot place it back into the socket, place tooth in milk, saline or saliva, or tuck it into your mouth by your cheek. It is very important the tooth and any attached tissue does not dry out. Come in to seek dental care as soon as possible to re-plant and/or stabilize the tooth.
Temporary or Permanent Crown Falling Off
What to Do: If the crown is very loose, remove it and leave the tooth uncovered. If tooth is sensitive or sharp, if possible use tooth PASTE (not gel) to secure back in place while on route to office. DO NOT use any permanent types of adhesive. Call to book an appointment to have the crown re-cemented as soon as possible.
Remember – many types of tooth and mouth injuries are avoidable simply by wearing a properly fitted mouth guard. Call us to talk about the right protective equipment for you, so you can avoid having to call for an emergency appointment!
After Hours on Call for Emergencies – Port Coquitlam General Dentist
We can be your emergency dentist Port Coquitlam, including after hours and on weekends. Please call our main office number (604) 942-0440 for the phone number of the doctor on call. If they are unavailable to speak with you immediately and you are in severe pain, please contact your GP or go to the nearest emergency department.